Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 109274-en_US
The Department of Plastic Surgery seeks an Orthodontic Assistant to provide excellent treatment for patients with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies. Provide patient-centered care in a warm, friendly environment by a skilled, energetic orthodontic assistant with compassion, strong work ethic, and exceptional communication skills. Applicants will have manual dexterity, meticulousness, and initiative.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Interacting with visitors, patients, and health care workers.
- Seating patients and transmitting accurate information to doctor and parents.
- Recording medical history and taking radiographs, intraoral and extraoral photographs, and digital intraoral scans.
- Uploading and compiling records in patient's digital file.
- Taking impressions and pouring and trimming study models.
- Four-handed dentistry and assisting with direct patient care during orthodontic procedures (delivery of appliances, bonding braces, arch wire changes, debonding braces, etc.)
- Fabricating appliances such as Essix retainers.
- Coordinating care in multidisciplinary team setting.
- Performing office management tasks, ensuring that clinical operations are performed efficiently, maintaining supplies and equipment, and managing inventory.
- Serving as an infection control officer, preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment, setting up and cleaning operatories according to hospital standards.
- Providing patients with instructions for oral care following orthodontic treatment procedures.
- Communicating with patients and suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, billing and ordering supplies, managing laboratory shipments and deliveries)
- Assisting with electronic charting and documentation.
- High School Diploma / GED.
- Successful completion of an accredited Dental Assistant program, conducted in an educational institution accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the ADA (American Dental Association)
- Certified Orthodontic Assistant credential (Dental Assisting National Board)
- Licensure by Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners as a Dental Assistant certified in Dental Radiation Technology.
- Certification by the American Red Cross in Cardiopulmonary Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Communicate effectively and professionally with others.
- Provide patient-centered care with compassion.
- Provide chairside assistance with four-handed dentistry technique.
- Perform clinical duties in timely manner.
- Use a computer to chart patient information and communicate with providers.
- Learn to use new technologies in orthodontics (such as intraoral scanner, 3D printer, etc.)
- Three years of prior experience as an orthodontic assistant.
Classified Title: Orthodontic Assistant
Starting Salary Range: $16.75-$23.00-$29.30 HRLY (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 40 hours
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Plastic Surgery
Personnel area: School of Medicine
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